Texas football’s Quinn Ewers gained ‘a lot of confidence’ this weekend

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football
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The early returns from Texas football coming out of the weekend after redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers was named the starting quarterback over junior Hudson Card were pretty good by most accounts. It sounds like Ewers had one of his best showings of the offseason to date of any game-type situation in the second scrimmage of fall camp this weekend.

Ewers obviously ran with the first-team offense for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns during the second fall scrimmage on Aug. 20. He apparently had some nice throws, including a touchdown pass to sophomore tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders and a good 25-yard pass to redshirt freshman outside wide receiver Casey Cain.

There were other highlights that were heard about from Ewers during the scrimmage this weekend, including a nice pass down the field to star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy. But what stood out from the various scrimmage reports this weekend was how comfortable Ewers looked compared to the last couple of weeks in camp.

Quinn Ewers shows more confidence for Texas football in second scrimmage

According to a report from Horns247 on Aug. 21 (paid content), Ewers showed “a lot of confidence” in the second scrimmage this weekend. Ewers reportedly looked much more confident and in command of the offense now knowing that he is QB1.

It also clearly helps that Ewers was running with the ones on a consistent basis in this scrimmage instead of mixing in reps with the first and second teams like last weekend. In fact, Card apparently didn’t get much help from the second-team offense, leading to any disparage in the performance between him and Ewers becoming even more glaring.

Yet, Texas fans shouldn’t help but be excited about what we’re hearing about Ewers in the last few days after officially getting named the starting quarterback on Aug. 19. Ewers is making some of the necessary strides to effectively take the reigns for this offense.

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There will be growing pains with Ewers this fall, especially given how prone he is to making mistakes thanks to having too much trust in his arm at times. Ewers even had a pick-six during the scrimmage this weekend.

But the fact of the matter is that Ewers is the guy for the Longhorns this fall. And hearing that he’s showing more confidence and rhythm coming out of the second scrimmage is great news.